Most systems usually rely on a single processor to complete its functions. However, there are methods to include additional processors for attaining excellent Windows support. Installing additional processors greatly increase both speed and efficiency of the system, as it can branch out an entire task into smaller ones. The process of adding new processors is relatively simple but it is possible only under certain constraints.
Instructions to add multiple processors
- Initially, you must determine whether your operating system is capable of adding additional processors. If your operating system is incapable of supporting this feature, install an operating system that does the same. Those compatible with your system requirements can be found from any Windows website.
- The next step is to find out whether your motherboard can support the addition of multiple processors. Usually, the presence of an additional slot on your motherboard indicates this. In case of uncertainty, contact your system manufacturer.
- This step involves reviewing your current processor. Determine the speed and stepping of the processor. Click the Start button, then Settings and proceed to choose the Control Panel option. This opens the Control Panel window where you can manipulate the system’s features. Now click on System and the System Properties window will open.
- Choose the Hardware tab and click on Device Manager option. Now expand the Processors entry present in tree display. Right click the displayed processor and select Properties. This displays all the information about the processor. All CPU’s must be of the same speed and stepping in order to configure multiple processor features.
- Purchase another processor having the same specifications as your current processor.
- Install any BIOS and driver updates before employing the new processor.
- Turn off the power supply and unplug the system. Proceed to open the computer case after removing any screws that hold the side panel. This will expose the motherboard.
- Apply thermal grease to the bottom of the processor and seat it in the slot on the motherboard.
- Add a cooling device for the new installed processor. You can opt for a new fan and heat sink or a liquid cooler.
- Reattach the side panel.
- Plug the computer and restart the system. The computer will now proceed to complete the installation through Windows Plug and Play.
Installing additional processors helps to upgrade your system and boosts its performance. To clarify any further queries, you can always use our Windows support feature.